The Pine Siskin is easy to identify by the buff colored bars on his wings, sometimes vivid yellow for the males. He is not so easy to pin down however, and ranges from Guatemala and Mexico in the south, to northern Canada and central Alaska in the north.
The Pine Siskin may be found in a location one year, and be absent the next, sometimes staying on their wintering grounds long enough to breed. Found mainly in coniferous and mixed forests, the Pine Siskin eats a variety of seeds, including sunflower, and might show up at your backyard feeder. Then again, they might not. They are fickle little finches.
Suggested Feeder Types: Platform, Hopper, Thistle, Tube, Window ,
- Black-oil Sunflower
- Sunflower Hearts
- Thistle (Nyjer®)
- Hemp Seed
- Pine Nuts